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Tuesday Twitterings…A journey to be a Doctor…

Good Morning and welcome to Tuesday Twitterings…

Recently I posted about a chefs journey to become a doctor…This piqued my interest as you know I am a firm believer that we can through our diet determines our health to a point…

I started off by being fascinated by this chefs journey to combine the two …but that quickly grew into concern as the momentum surrounding colour and prejudice has increased I have been increasingly saddened about all the other injustices in the world and to be fully inclusive they all must be addressed and rectified… People are STILL judged either by their religion, colour, creed or disability…

I struggle with this as I thought we were all human beings...I also think we could learn by learning and celebrating peoples differences…

As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands — one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.”

Audrey Hepburn

Today’s story is about another boy who struggled against exclusion and if it hadn’t been for his parents he wouldn’t be where he is today all these years later…

Parents should not have to do this…there should be support mechanisms in place… it should be a matter of course…the boundaries he came across should not exist at all… places at schools should be based purely on ability and merit…NO EXCEPTIONS…

Schools should be equipped with the knowledge, facilities and trained staff for anyone who needs this…Other pupils should also be equipped with the knowledge… they shouldn’t be scared to approach a child who is different they should know how to do so…the school should be addressing this and making a change…

Someone will no doubt point out to me about budgets, staffing and lack of training...lobby your school board, local government offices/candidate…Changes must start at the top, priorities must change…the whole thinking of the world must change if we want TRUE change…

What is the point of having equality laws and disability laws if they aren’t applied across the board…It seems to me they are not worth the paper they are written on…

I am not eloquent and trained/knowledgeable to know all the pitfalls but I am a mother and a grandmother who believes every child should have the SAME opportunities in life regardless of money, disability, skin colour, religion or creed…

Sign language should be on every school curriculums for a start…

There is no universal sign language. Different sign languages are used in different countries or regions. For example, British Sign Language (BSL) is a different language from ASL, and Americans who know ASL may not understand BSL. Some countries adopt features of ASL in their sign languages.

ASL/BSL is a complete and complex language, with all the nuances and subtleties of a spoken language. Like all languages, it is not mastered easily beyond a basic level. Mastery requires extensive exposure and practice.

How to teach yourself for free…

However, it is a proven fact that if children are taught from a very young age it is easier…I know that by how bi-lingual my grandchildren are they slip very easily both in spoken and written word between languages…

Children would find it fun..importantly learning should fun but what a world it would open up for them…

When I read this story ( link) at the bottom of this post I was shocked that children would cover their mouth so someone can’t read their lips, shocked that backs /heads were turned away to avoid lip-reading, shocked that out of 35 schools 34 rejected an application from a very bright boy with the right qualifications…the only school who accepted him was a school who had previously accepted a deaf scholar…

Bullying is worse now than it has ever been… is it because of a lack of understanding and lack of care on the part of social media executives and us…I am not singling out any particular element of society… I think we can all do better…

This story is a story of hope for many BUT it shouldn’t just be down to parents and a dogged determination it should be a right… that everyone should feel included and that is obviously not the case even today.

https://edition.cnn.com/2015/05/20/health/human-factor-philip-zazove/index.html

Thank you for reading and remember… Don’t judge a book by its cover”  Quote by George Eliot…be kind and not judgemental we are all the same underneath our skin…and all our blood runs RED…

See you tomorrow for the next A-Z with a twist…Have a lovely day, make a change and smile …be happy as laughter is the best medicine…Love Carol x